FAT - NTFS Problem

  [email protected] 09:06 30 Jul 2003

I have just converted my hard drive to NTFS but now have a system which has slowed to a crawl, even openin a folder takes 10-15 seconds.

Task manager (using XP Pro) shows my CPU usage as being minimal so I am confused.

Any ideas?

  Jester2K II 09:07 30 Jul 2003

Have you rebooted or defragged since?

Can you give some more info about your system?

  kentylad 09:15 30 Jul 2003

If you can, I would suggest backing up your neccessary work and starting from square one: re-install XP and format to NTFS.

Many systems become stable after converting fro FAT32 - NTFS

  [email protected] 09:16 30 Jul 2003

I have rebooted a couple of times with no success.

Defragging as we speak (type).

System is an Athlon 900, Xp Pro, Geoforce 4 440mx Graphics, 40 Gig Hd with loads of free space & 1 grumpy owner.

  [email protected] 09:26 30 Jul 2003

I would rather leave the ultimate fix (reformatting) till I`ve no other options kentylad, although I know it would give me the cleanest system.

  alcudia 11:35 30 Jul 2003

It looks like there may have been a hitch when you ran Convert. Are you sure you responded correctly to the 3 or 4 questions asked during the process. I assume you have converted because you have upgraded to XP from an earlier version of Windows. I have run Convert in the past on a system with many programs installed and had problems. It may be best to backup and reformat. Then run Convert on clean system. The three machines I have done this way all work perfectly.
If you need assistance in how to reformat back to Fat32 to reinstall Win98 or other version please post.

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